tarrant

Duncan Tarrant

Junior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


Email: duncan.tarrant@uni-bayreuth.de

Current Project

Zanzibari Swahili Poetic Imaginaries and Networks


Research interests:

Literatures in African Languages, more specifically focused on Swahili poetry and novels.
Swahili, Swahili Literature, Poetics, Literature, Literary Stylistics, Languages and Cultures, Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Bantu languages, Bantu Linguistics, Arabic Language and Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Geographical area:

East Africa; Indian Ocean


Academic Vita

Since December 2019

Doctoral fellow at at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)

Since September 2019

Research Associate, Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth

2017-2019

Research Assistant & Swahili Language Tutor, Literatures in African Languages, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2016-2019

MA African Language Studies, University of Bayreuth

2012-2016

BA African Languages and Cultures, SOAS, University of London

Paper Presentations

1 June 2019 Entextualising Internal Struggles in Contemporary Swahili Poetry || 32nd Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth
27 & 31 May 2018 The Affordances of Form in Swahili verse || 31st Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth & Ngoma na Vailini: The worlds of Swahili poetry III, University of Naples “L’Orientale"
14 November 2017 Comparing the Swahili Free Verse Poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi and Kithaka wa Mberia || Research Colloquium, University of Bayreuth
27 May 2017 Translating Nagona: A Cultural Insight || 30th Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth
29 April & 7 May 2016 Faith and Futility in Kezilahabi’s Mzingile || Asixoxe!, SOAS, University of London & 29th Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth
9 June 2014 To What Extent can Euphrase Kezilahabi's Nagona be Considered a Magical Realist Novel? || 27th Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth

Conference Organisation

10-13 Feb 2020

“On Worlds and Artworks”; International Workshop of the Research Section “Arts and Aesthetics”, Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence || IWALEWAHAUS (Bayreuth) & fimt (Thurnau), University of Bayreuth

31 May – 2 June 2019

32nd Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth

11-13 May 2018 31st Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth
26-28 May 2017 30th Swahili Colloquium, University of Bayreuth